Quo Vadis (1988)

Documentary №39998, 3 parts, duration: 0:29:03
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Camera operators:Gorshkov



The film describes an attempt of young people in the Perm area to set up a cooperative commune ''Ecopolis''.

Reel №1

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A figure of a woman in a kokoshnik.

A woman with candles, climbs the stairs in the entrance, the walls of the entrance are painted with inscriptions.

An informal apartment, posters, drawings, paintings on the walls.

Black-and-white shots - a rocket takes off.

People are walking along a snow-covered rural road.

The village, there are grandmothers with sticks and sleds.

The door to the hut opens.

A snow-covered rural landscape, a frozen river, the domes of a church can be seen in the distance.

A room in an apartment, a fragment of a self-portrait painting.

Sergey Solmi, musician, artist talks about himself, a panorama of a girl sitting next to him.

The sign is "Management of the commune".

Chronicle of the 1930s - the members of the commission accept a girl into the commune.

A banner about the commune hangs on the building.

Portrait of Lenin.

There are Dynamo athletes.

Parade of physical culture students on Red Square.

The streets of a modern city, cars, buses are going, pedestrians are walking, the slogan "Our goal is communism"is on the building.

There is a portrait of Che Guevara on the wall in the room.

Says Alexander Ivanovich Novikov, a former history teacher.

On the table there is a phone, books, magazines.

Chronicle 1970-1980-Brezhnev on the podium, parade on Red Square

Alexander Ivanovich Novikov speaks.

Large - on the table there are newspapers, books, a phone, a panorama of the portrait of Che Guevara.

Krupno-Novikov A. I.

Yuri Spiridonov, a former construction worker, is sitting at the table.

Theoretical physicist Sasha Novikov.

Large-a document on the registration of the commune "Ecopolis".

Rural landscape, an old wooden church can be seen in the distance.

Panorama from the river to the village of Khokhlovka.

Krupno-the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, an article about the commune.

Village house, river.

The communards are carrying out repairs in the house.

Men do carpentry, chop firewood.

A woman with a small child and a dog in the yard.

A room in the commune-clothes are drying, bales of things are lying.

Evening, the windows of the house.

Communards have dinner at the common table.

Sasha Novikov and another member of the commune talk about life in the commune.

The building of the Perm 2 railway station.

Teplyakov with a large box and things goes from the train station.

Teplyakov gives an interview.

Girls and young people dance, show a pantomime.

Key words



Novikov Solmi Teplyakov Spiridonov

Calendar: 1930 1970-1980

Locations: Khokhlovka The Perm area

Seasons: Winter [823] Summer [824]

Reel №2

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Large - the newspaper "Young Guard", a fragment of an article.

Novikov A. I.

The premises of the commune, there is a meeting in the hall, says one of the leaders.

A member of the commune speaks from the hall.

This is Sasha Novikov speaking.

Says a member of the commune from the hall.

Says Teplyakov.

Spiridonov speaks from the hall, a panorama of the people in the hall.

Says Novikov And I.

Continuation of the meeting in the commune-Spiridonov speaks from the hall.

Says Novikov And I.

Says Teplyakov.

Says Novikov And I.

Continuation of the meeting of communards.

The communards disperse after the meeting.

After the meeting, the discussion of the problems of the commune continues in the premises of the commune, Spiridonov expresses his point of view.

The members of the commune are in the room collecting things.

Large-a shelf with books.

Says Teplyakov.

Chronicle of the years 1960-1970-a spaceship is flying, an astronaut in outer space.

The market, people sell things with their hands.

Zapolye village.

An old boarded-up house.

Shooting from a car with traffic - forest, road.

A village house, Spiridonov in the yard puts coal in a bucket, goes into the house.

The road, a truck is driving, the slogan "To the victory of communism".

The building of the Perm railway station 2. Teplyakov with a large box and things goes from the station.

Teplyakov enters the building of another station.

Wooden log house.

Spiridonov is in the room, sitting by the window.

Wooden log house.

Key words


Calendar: 1960-1970

Locations: Perm [887]

Seasons: Winter [823]

Reel №3

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A space rocket is launching.

In the courtyard of a village house belonging to the commune-the commission describes the property.

Panorama of a rural house, yard, river, shore.

Red Ash.

Workshop of communards.

Sasha Novikov, Igor Nelyubin and others work in the workshop.

Large-stone figures on a stand.

The sun is in the sky.

Sasha and Igor and their wives are sitting at the table, drinking tea.

Sasha Novikov speaks against the background of shelves with books.

A woman walks with a yoke and buckets.

People are walking along a snow-covered rural road.

The village, there are grandmothers with sticks and sleds.

Grandmothers near the village store, buy bread, food, tell about the communards.

They load bags of food on a sled and go back.

Panorama of the bridge over the frozen river, village houses can be seen in the distance.

The former house of communards.

Inside there are empty rooms, remnants of furniture, a stove is being heated.

The equipment for shooting is installed in the room.

A panorama of the faces of village grandmothers sitting in a room.

Grandma tells a joke.

Large-the lock on the door.

A girl in a doorway, goes into the yard.

A young man sings and plays the guitar, there are paintings and posters hanging on the walls in the room.

Chronicle of 1970-1980-Brezhnev on the podium, a demonstration on Red Square.

Chronicle of 1960-Khrushchev, Brezhnev and others on the podium, a demonstration on Red Square.

Chronicle of 1930-1940-Stalin on the podium, a parade of physical culture students, the machine works.

Chronicle of 1910-1920-soldiers are marching, cavalry is galloping, Lenin is on the podium.

Boarded-up windows of a village house.

Sergey Solmi sings and plays the guitar.

The general plan of an informal apartment.

This is Sergey Solmi speaking.

Large-a fragment of a collage picture.

A stone figure of a man and a woman.

A woman with a candle.

Key words



Vladimir Lenin [841] Joseph Stalin [842] Nikita Khrushchev [882] Brezhnev Leonid Iljich Soljmi S.V. - hudozhnik, muzikant

Calendar: 1910-1920 1930-1940 1960 1970-1980

Seasons: Winter [823]

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